RAMSEY, NJ (February 21, 2011) Wurth USA, Inc., (WURTH USA) a leading provider of automotive fasteners, shop supplies, and tools, is proud to announce their WURTH GREENLINE™ collection of zinc wheel weights as part of a continued effort to offer environmentally-friendly alternatives to lead.
Designed for use on cars with steel or alloy wheels, the new product line of zinc wheel weights offers a comparable substitute to traditional lead, and provides auto shop owners with wheel weights that have the same functionality, appearance and fit characteristics without sacrificing retention or corrosion resistance.
The products included in the new WURTH GREENLINE™ Collection are as follows:
AW – SERIES ZINC WHEEL WEIGHTS- coated wheel weights for use on most domestic vehicles with alloy rims prior to 1995.
EN – SERIES ZINC WHEEL WEIGHTS- coated wheel weights for use on Audi, Mercedes-Benz and early model Japanese vehicles with alloy wheels.
MC – SERIES ZINC WHEEL WEIGHTS- coated wheel weights for use on most domestic vehicles with alloy rims.
P – SERIES ZINC WHEEL WEIGHTS- uncoated wheel weights for use on standard passenger car 13” – 15” steel or alloy wheels.
FN – SERIES ZINC WHEEL WEIGHTS- coated wheel weights for use on most Japanese vehicles with alloy wheels since 1990.
IAW – SERIES ZINC WHEEL WEIGHTS- coated wheel weights for use on most European and certain Asian vehicles with alloy wheels.
T – SERIES ZINC WHEEL WEIGHTS- coated wheel weights for use on most domestic light trucks with decorative and larger thickness steel wheels, and most late-model light trucks with alloy wheels.
The zinc product line is another addition to the Company’s collection of lead wheel weight alternatives. WURTH USA also offers a complete line of steel wheel weights that include features such as rounded clip ends for scratchless installation, superior coating for corrosion resistance, and an exact fit to rim contours for the best retention.
“WURTH USA continues to show a commitment to our environment”, stated Daniel Molinari, Product Department Manager, “The volume of wheel balancing weights commonly consumed in the U.S. contributes towards one of the largest unregulated uses of lead in consumer products today. We look forward to upgrading our full product line with an emphasis on being environmentally-conscious in the process”.
About WURTH USA Inc.
WURTH USA Inc. is a supplier of fasteners, body shop supplies, hand tools, chemicals, and electrical supplies for the automotive, cargo, and fleet maintenance industries.
Founded in 1969 as WURTH Fastener Corporation, WURTH USA is headquartered in a 73,000 square foot office/warehouse complex in Ramsey, NJ. With expanded distribution throughout the United States, the Company works together with 500 employees and service more than 40,000 customers.
WURTH USA is part of Würth Group, a world market leader in assembly and fastening materials. The Wurth Group currently consists of 400 companies in 84 countries and has over 62,000 employees worldwide. In the business year 2010, the Würth Group attained a worldwide sales volume of EUR 8.5 billion with 16% growth over the year 2009.
For more information, visit www.wurthusa.com.